Scottish exhibitors may have failed to lift supreme champion awards at this year's Welsh Winter Fair at Builth Wells, but they still made their presence felt taking two of the big trophies north across the Border.

Best of the bunch was Buckfast, which won the reserve baby beef title for SAYFC national chairman, Suzie Dunn and Cameron Jackson, who is now head stockman for Overhill House Simmentals at Armadale.

Their show stopper, a March 2016-born Limousin cross steer bought at Caledonian Marts' sale at September for £2800 from Brian Harper, was bred by John McAlister. Champion at the Cale sale that day, Buckfast had already lifted three red rosettes – Countryside Live, Agri Expo and LiveScot, – before heading down to the Welsh. He is now heading to the YFC rally in March at Stirling.

Adding to the celebrations, James Nisbet, Sorn Mains, Ochiltree, lifted the reserve pure-bred honours with the Limousin heifer Raysonhall Matilda, an Ampertaine Ivanhoe daughter bred by D Hill, that picked up the exact same award at LiveScot last weekend.

Blue and white was very much the colour for the Scots this year, as Emma McAlister all the way from Bute, also picked up the runner-up trophy in the young handlers section.

Overall champion amongst the cattle was Mouse, a Limousin cross heifer from Phil Price, his partner Julie Rogers and daughters, Maisie and Ella, who farm Lower Skynlas, a Powys County Council smallholding at Glasbury-on-Wye. Their show stopper, which was bred by Phil's parents Bernard and Mary, was a March 2016-born heifer by the stock bull, Bringewood Glen – a bull bought at Brecon, out of a home-bred Limousin cross dam.

Weighing in at 628kg, she later drew a £5100 bid from North Yorkshire butcher, Anthony Kitson, who bought last year’s supreme championhere at £4000.

Reserve overall was the steer champion, Ice Baby, a home-bred Limousin-sired entry from Richard Wright, of Bedlands Gate Farm, Bowers Hill, Somerton, Somerset.

An AI daughter of Brian Jones’s Bailea Spunky, out of a Limousin crossbred dam, this May 2016-born entry weighed in at 556kg and sold for £3900 to North Wales butchers, Websters of Rhyl. It also took the exhibitor-bred award.